Ovolo enlists ‘rock star’ drinks specialist Andrea Gualdi

(L-R) Wayne Taranto, Ian Curley and Andrea Gualdi.

Ovolo Hotels has appointed drinks specialist Andrea Gualdi to the newly created role of group creative beverage director.

Gualdi is co-founder and creative director of the Maybe Group which owns and manages award-winning Sydney venue Maybe Sammy.

“I’m super excited to join The Ovolo Group which has partnered with some of Australia’s most recognised talent in the food and beverage industry,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to contributing to the growth of the Ovolo portfolio, as well as bringing some of my personal touch to these unique venues.”

Wayne Taranto, Ovolo’s director of operations Australia, said the appointment of Gualdi would build on the recent appointment of renowned chef Ian Curley as group creative culinary partner for Australia.

“Andrea’s success speaks for itself, he’s a rock star, we look forward to continuing his successful run at Ovolo,’ Taranto said.

“Excited to be welcoming Andrea to our F&B leadership team to carve out the future of our bars and beverage programs alongside Ian Curley.